Lawmakers dismiss fresh fears of another government shutdown
Added 11-05-19 06:58:02am EST - “Congress is preparing another stopgap funding measure to avert a shutdown later this month after little progress on spending negotiations, particularly regarding President Trump's border wall.” - Thehill.com
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Congress is preparing another stopgap funding measure to avert a shutdown later this month after little progress on spending negotiations, particularly regarding President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton urges Democrats to pick a candidate who can win the Electoral College Shimkus announces he will stick with plan to retire after reconsidering Rand Paul demands media print whistleblower's name MORE’s border wall.
The preparations for meeting a Nov. 21 deadline come amid increased tensions following Trump’s refusal on Sunday to rule out a shutdown. But key lawmakers said they are skeptical the president would trigger another lapse in funding after the record 35-day shutdown earlier this year yielded little in return for the White House.
"I don't think there'll be a shutdown," said Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordHillicon Valley: Twitter to refuse all political ads | Trump camp blasts 'very dumb' decision | Ocasio-Cortez hails move | Zuckerberg doubles down on Facebook's ad policies | GOP senator blocks sweeping election reform bill Senators introduce bill to strengthen cybersecurity of local governments Trump-Graham relationship tested by week of public sparring MORE (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, in a local television interview Monday. "We have an initial deadline of the 21st of November, but if we don't hit that then we'll get an extension on top of that.”
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump jokingly tells Kentucky to vote for Bevin even though 'he's such a pain in the ass' Trump lashes out at Pelosi during rally, tells her to 'go back' to home district RNC funded effort to jam House Democrats' office phone lines amid impeachment fight: report MORE (D-Calif.) also dismissed the likelihood of another shutdown, arguing Republicans would gain little from it.
“I do think that they learned a lesson from the last shutdown since it didn’t do them very well,” Pelosi said in Bloomberg News interview Friday.
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